Essential services

Essential services are those provided by all pharmacy contractors as part of the NHS Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF or the ‘pharmacy contract’)

  • Discharge Medicines Service
  • Dispensing Medicines
  • Dispensing Appliances
  • Repeat dispensing / electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD)
  • Disposal of unwanted medicines
  • Managed Repeats
  • Public Health (promotion of healthy lifestyles)
  • Signposting
  • Support for self-care.

Services are provided under a clinical governance framework that includes clinical audit and information governance requirements

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